Archive for March, 2003

Mar 11 2003

Opponents of the Veto can’t have it both ways

Published by under Articles,US-Middle East

In the pre-war rumblings going on in the United States a strange argument is being made. War supporters are chiding permanent members of the UN Security Council for reflecting international (as well as some American) public opinion by contemplating the possibility of a veto to any resolution that will approve war. Countries like France, Russia and China are being accused of making the world body “irrelevant” and “obstructing and paralyzing” the work of the UN. William Safire went as far as to call this anti-war position a “further abdication of collective security.” Continue Reading »

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